Last Friday Ryan gave a CyberNet Award for the most powerful website to Zoho and mentioned how they offer 18 different powerful products and services that made them deserving of this award. In the comments, Pieter said that Zoho was a little too ugly in his opinion, which I tended to agree with. It’s not that Zoho is “ugly” in the sense that it’s hard to use, it’s just that the user interface could use some work to make it more appealing. To my surprise, Arvind from Zoho stopped by and mentioned that they had just come out with Zoho Show 2.0 with a completely new user interface and that the other Zoho services will soon have a revamped user interface as well.  When I read his comment, I realized that Zoho had just come out with Show 2.0 with a brand spankin’ new user interface and all kinds of great features, and we missed it.  Somehow this one slipped by our radar, but we figure that it’s better late than never to write about it…




So what’s Show 2.0 (their version of Powerpoint) all about? Well, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.  There’s no doubt that they were working hard on this project because the UI is amazing.

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The right-click context menus are wonderful, and I love all of the pre-built themes available. They’ve got all kinds of shapes, arrows, callouts, symbols, and clip art to choose from, and it integrates with Zoho Meeting and Zoho Chat. Of course I can’t forget to mention the online collaboration that make this service great to use when you’re working with multiple people. All of the features they’ve added and the changes in the user interface bring it several steps ahead of Google’s Presentation service, and bring it several steps closer to the powerfulness offered by Microsoft’s Powerpoint. Great job Zoho! Now I can’t wait to see the UI changes to some of the other services…